February 11, 2016

MAN ON A MISSION:

Jeb Bush Finds His Footing as the 'Anti-Trump' (Kenneth T. Walsh, Feb. 11, 2016, US News)

He has finally discovered his own mission, and this has brought him a new sense of confidence and strength as a presidential candidate, and has injected his campaign with new life.

Associates say Jeb has found a sense of purpose as "the anti-Trump," an apostle of civility and a defender of mainstream conservatism, and the only GOP candidate willing to consistently stand up to what he considers the bully of the 2016 cycle, GOP front-runner Donald Trump.

Bush considers the billionaire real-estate developer a faux tough guy who likes to push people around and who is consumed by narcissism. This latter perception is anathema to Bush because his family has always hated unbridled ego and his grandmother warned against "The Great I Am." And Bush is convinced that if Trump is nominated he will suffer an ignominious defeat and drag many other Republican candidates down with him.

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